Alfredo Beltran Leyva, an ex drug cartel leader once allied with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman received a life sentence in a U.S. prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to running a drug trafficking operation that smuggled tons of cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S.
A suspected drug courier was caught Sunday at the Dusseldorf airport with 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of cocaine hidden in his luggage. Police also arrested nine others in connection with an international drug trafficking investigation, according to a joint news release from prosecutors and police in Bochum, a city northeast of Dusseldorf.
The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) has seized three tons of cocaine, worth half a billion British pounds sterling (US$ 732.6 million) and arrested seven British suspects, reported The Sun.
Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzman Loera, known as El Chapo or Shorty, has escaped from Mexico’s Altipano prison, the country’s most secure facility.
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